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44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
+1 978-465-9600
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11:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Walpole, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 sandwiches drinks soda we were told chips came with our sandwiches I expected potato chips and got a handful of tortilla chips. My roast beef sandwich had zero taste, another buffalo wrap was so hot my daughter couldn't eat it, lips were burning, but worst mistake was not eating it outside, this place inside was the dirtiest place I've... More 

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Thank gouthro46
Augusta, Maine, United States
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Had a wonderful chicken salad wrap but two sandwiches were $30.00- two drinks & a bag of chips. Great little cafe just very pricey- however everything is freah.

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Thank Barb H
Boston
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The vegetarian chili was pretty good. The black bean lime rice bowl was terrible, like leftovers with a poor acid balance. The veggie rice bowl was overwhelmed with onions, and was very sweet. We are lacto-ovo vegetarians, and make far better rice bowls at home with minimal effort.

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New England
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Vegans and vegetarians will love the variety of food. Everything was good, and they gave you plenty of food, served with tortilla chips. Nice outdoor sitting area.

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Thank SnapshotNewEngland
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place is wonderful! I often get lunch here, when I can find parking. The hearthstone ham sandwich is to die for! And they have awesome BBQ pulled pork on special sometimes. Totally worth getting when available! Their vegetarian chili is also awesome, it has a ton of flavor and tastes wonderfully homemade. Great lunch spot, and in the summer... More 

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Thank Alexandra_Brook
New Hampshire
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Four of us met for lunch there recently, two of them are vegetarians. We were all pleased with the diversity of menu items. The portions were just right and flavors were good. My friends had various rice bowls and I had a salad. Theirs looked better and more creative. My spinach salad was okay but had so much chicken on... More 

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Thank catherine104
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Consistently serve good tasting, nutritious food. Casual and comfortable, great central location. Very good value.

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Thank kate m
Brookline, Massachusetts
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154 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I usually visit Newburyport in Spring and Summer. It was my first time ever being there in November. Since our purpose to be there was to shop, I suggested I Suggested a quick lunch at the Purple Onion for I had been there before for salads and wraps. The day was dank, so a bowl of soup was in order.... More 

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Thank Voyager2480
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We enjoyed a slice of quiche and a yummy salad for lunch on our last day in Newburyport. It's located in a town square surrounded by shops and near a parking lot. Nothing fancy and no wait service. Prices were excellent.

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Thank Michelle T
Boston, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Bopping around town with a friend, and stopped here for lunch. LOVED the black bean and lime bowl, topped with chicken. She had an arugula salad with chicken, pears, and gorgonzola. We both finished our lunches, down to the plate. Super tasty, and (seemed) super healthy. Sat outside and watched the world go by. I'd definitely stop here again when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-9600

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?